Alidina, Shamash (2015), The Mindful Way Through Stress, The Guildford Press.

Brantley, Jeffrey (2003), Calming Your Anxious Mind, New Harbinger  Publications.

Batchelor, Stephen and Martine (2001), Meditation for Life, Frances Lincoln, London

Brach, T. (2004). Radical Acceptance, New York: Bantam

Brach, T (2013), True Refuge: Finding Peace and Freedom in Your Own Awakened Heart. New York: Bantam

Chodren, Pema (2000), When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times, Shambhala Publications

Dalai Lama (2002), Advice on Dying and Living a Better Life, Rider & Co., London (Translated and edited by Jeffrey Hopkins)

Doidge, Norman. (2003), The Brain That Changes Itself.

Flowers, S. & Stahl, B.. (2011), Living With Your Heart Wide Open: How Mindfulness and Compassion can free you from Unworthiness, Inadequacy and Shame. Oakland: Harbinger.

Goleman, Daniel, (Ed) (2003), Healing Emotions: Conversations with the Dalai Lama on Mindfulness, Emotions and Health, Shambhala Publications

Goleman, Daniel (1995), Emotional Intelligence, Bantam Books, New York.

Goleman, Daniel (1998), Working With Emotional Intelligence, Bantam Books, New York.

Goleman, Daniel (2003), Destructive Emotions: How Can We Overcome Them? A Scientific Dialogue With the Dalai Lama, Bantam Books, New York

Graham, Linda (2013), Bouncing Back: Rewiring Your Brain for Maximum Resilience and Well-being.

Hanh, Thich Nhat, (1991), The Miracle of Mindfulness: Manual on Meditation, Rider & Co. , London

Hassad, Craig. The Essence of Health: The Seven Pillars of Wellbeing. North Sydney; Random, 2008.

Hanson, Rick (2009). Buddha’s Brain: The practical neuroscience of happiness, love and wisdom.

Kabat-Zinn, Jon (1990), Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain and Illness, Delacorte.

Kabat-Zinn, Jon (1994), Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life, Hyperion

Kabat-Zinn, Jon (2005), Coming to Our Senses: Healing ourselves and The World Through Mindfulness, Hyperion

Kabat-Zinn Jon & Kabat-Zinn Myla, (1998), Everyday Blessings. The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting, Hyperion.

Kaiser Greenland, Susan (2010), The Mindful Child, Free Press.

Kornfield, Jack (2009), The Wise Heart: A Guide to the Universal Teachings of Buddhist Psychology

Kornfield Jack (1993), A Path With Heart, Rider & Co., London

Kornfield Jack (2000), After The Ecstasy, The Laundry: How the Heart Grows Wise on the Spiritual Path, Bantam Books, New York

McKenzie, Stephen & Hassad, Craig (2012), Mindfulness for Life, Exisle Publishing,

Neff, Kristen (2012), Self-Compassion: Stop Beating Yourself Up and Leave Insecurity Behind.

Santorelli, Saki (1998), Heal Thy Self: Lessons on Mindfulness in Medicine, Random House/Bell Tower

Segal, Williams, & Teasdale (2007), The Mindful Way Through Depression: Freeing Yourself From Chronic Unhappiness, Guilford, New York

Siegal Daniel, The Mindful Brain: Reflection and Attunement in the Cultivation of Personal Wellbeing.

Siegal Daniel (2010) , Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation.

Stahl, Bob & Goldstein, Elisha (2010), A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook, New Harbinger Publication.

Stahl, Bob; Meleo-Meyer, Florence; Koerbel, Lynn and Santorelli, Saki (2014). A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook for Anxiety, New Harbinger Publication.

Teasdale J., Williams, M., & Segal, Z. (2014). The Mindful Way Workbook: An 8 week program to free yourself from depression and emotional distress. Guildford Press,New York

Weil A. and Kabat-Zinn J. (2001), Meditation for Optimum Health: How to Use Mindfulness and Breathing to Heal Your Body and Refresh Your Mind, (Audio book, 2 CD), Sounds True Incorporated

Yoga Classes

Bellingen Yoga Studio

Offer a range of classes each day, run by experienced teachers.

Rear Lane 8 Crown Street, Bellingen

Phone: 6655 2079


Hara Yoga

HARA Beyond Movement Studio, Coffs Harbour, NSW, specialises in movement training for rehabilitation and injury prevention, as well as challenging body conditioning for the strong, healthy, athletic body. Hara offers individually tailored studio Pilates, and Yoga instruction as well as group classes in various YOGA styles.


One Conscious Breath

Offers a range of classes in Coffs Harbour with experienced teachers.


Mindfulness practice and retreats:

Ordinary Mind Zen Mid North Coast

Formal group meetings are held every second Sunday from 10:00 to 12:00 at the Sawtell Zendo located at the CWA Hall, 21 Elizabeth Street, Sawtell and every second Saturday from 10:00 to 12:00 at the Promised Land Zendo located at 294 Promised Land Loop Road, Gleniffer (15 min drive north from Bellingen down the Gleniffer Road).

The teaching is freely given, however a donation towards the cost of maintaining the conditions for communal practice is appreciated.

Tallowood Sangha

Tallowwood Sangha is a meditation group practicing in the Insight Meditation tradition under the guidance of Will James. Tallowwood meets 7pm every Monday night at the Bellingen Yoga Studio, Crown St, Bellingen. The evening program includes sitting and walking meditation, occasional Dharma Talks or group discussions. The evening concludes around 8.30pm.

Beginners and experienced practitioners are welcome, just turn up or if you have any questions please ring Will on (02) 6655-8613. A gold coin donation is appreciated to cover the venue hire.

A ‘Day of Mindfulness’ is held every 2nd month at the Tapavan Hall on the Bundagen Community, Repton. The full day program is conducted in a retreat style format: sitting, walking meditation, Dharma talk and Dharma inquiry/discussion.

For more information on Tallowwood events contact Will on (02) 6655-8613.

Sydney Insight Meditators

Retreats and workshops.


Vajrayana Institute

Organisers of the conferences – Happiness and It’s Causes and Mind and It’s Potential. VI also organize retreats with international and local guests.


Insight Meditation Network

Retreats and information about events


Information and links on mindfulness 

The Centre for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society

The CFM has evolved from the Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts, and is the oldest and largest academic medical center-based stress reduction program in the world.

Mindfulness Training Institute of Australia

The Mindfulness Training Institute is a not-for-profit organisation committed to providing excellent and sustainable professional training in mindfulness-based approaches in Australasia.


Mindfulness based training provided in Sydney and other Australian cities. 

Rick Hanson

Rick Hanson is a neuroscientist and author of Buddha’s Brain: practical neuroscience of happiness, love and wisdom


The Mind & Life Institute is a non-profit organization that seeks to understand the human mind and the benefits of contemplative practices through an integrated mode of knowing that combines first person knowledge from the world’s contemplative traditions with methods and findings from contemporary scientific inquiry. Their goal is to relieve human suffering and advance well-being.


A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook


A website dedicated to giving voice, inspiration, guidance and connection to those who want to enjoy the benefits of mindfulness practices and to create a more mindful and caring society.

An online community providing support, encouragement and skills for living a centred meaningful, mindful life.

Online community formed for the purpose of supporting the mindfulness practice of people who have learned to meditate either on their own or through formal training programs like Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

e-postings with weekly quotes, and weekly resources to recover resilience.

Audiovisual Resources: CDs

Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Mindfulness Meditation Practices

CDS and downloads of meditations and talks.



The Mindfulness App by MindApps – Mindfulness and Mindfulness II


Smiling Mind –  is meditation for young people but many adults find them great too.

Insight Timer – uses Tibetan singing bowls to guide you so that you don’t have to keep looking at the clock.

PODCASTS – This is an app you can specific talks by Tara Brach, Dharmaseed and other mindfulness teachers.

JKZ Series 1, 2 and 3 – Jon Kabat-Zinn meditations

Mindfulness for Beginnners – Jon Kabat-Zinn


Podcasts dharma talks and meditation instructions

Tara Bach : talks and guided meditations


Mindful Eating  


Mindfulness – Children, Teens and Education


Meditation Cushions, yoga mats and meditation seats